Burqa banned in China’s Xinjiang

China has banned the wearing of burqas in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, where a majority of Muslims reside, said a report published on The Telegraph.

Residents have been banned from wearing burqas in the city of 3.1 million people, in “an effort to curb growing extremism,” state media had announced earlier this week.

Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a largely Muslim, Turkic-speaking group as well as a growing number of Han Chinese migrants who have poured into the region which borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.

“Burqas are not [a] traditional dress for Uighur women, and wearing them in public places is banned in countries such as Belgium and France,” reported Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

Recently, there has been a rise in deadly clashes in China, which Beijing describes as Islamic terrorism. However, some experts claim that these clashes are due to ethnic tensions between Uighurs and Han Chinese migrants…

  • dukestreet

    When will they do that here. Considering the crimes being committed, with it being used as a disguise, it should be. Business owners etc. should start demanding from politicians,the right to deny entrance to people wearing it, as a protection against crime. That would start the ball rolling. Get the insurance companies on board too.

    • Zaba

      When will they do that here.
      (China is Communist…they do as they please.

      Here, just as soon as many speak up, ala PEGIDA.

  • Linda1000

    Last fall the Chinese gov’t implemented “Project Beauty” and re-education for both Uighur women and men on proper dress. Expect your dear leader Kim Dong Wing to do the same in Ontario shortly.
    Also, very wise Chinese proverb:

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    A better solution to the more and more hijabs, niqabs, etc parading around here would be to halt Muslim immigration now.

    • Zaba

      Altho, 2 diff issues.

      Plenty will still be……..parading around here.

  • mauser 98

    Burqa bunch will have more than a cartoon to worry about
    caring feeling sensitive Chinese People’s Liberation Army boot on their throat

  • WTF

    Wonder if Justin admires the Chinese now still?